New Chevy EV Bows in China

The first in a wave of new EVs GM plans to launch worldwide in coming years


Adient Refocuses on Core Seating Business

Restructures joint ventures with Yanfeng, divests Recaro unit

MG Debuts Its First Electric SUV in India

MG Motor India’s first all-electric model, the locally produced ZS SUV/crossover, will debut in January.


Chinese Carmakers Eye Indian Market

Chinese vehicle manufacturers, who are facing slumping sales in their home market, are looking at India for potential growth.


VW, Partners to Spend $4.4 Billion in China

Volkswagen AG and its partners plan to invest more than $4.4 billion next year in China, 40% of it on e-mobility programs.


VW Amps Up Electrification Efforts in China

Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand expects to sell 300,000 electrified vehicles in China next year and top 1 million such models there by 2025.


ABB Acquires Chinese EV Charging Specialist

Swiss engineering and robotics giant ABB Group has agreed to purchase 67% of Chargedot New Energy Technology Co., which supplies charging systems for electric vehicles.


Magna Launches Electric Drive Factory in China

Magna International Inc. has opened a factory in Shanghai to make integrated electric drive systems for Volkswagen AG vehicles built in China and Europe.


SAIC Opens Export-Focused Factory in China

SAIC Motor Corp. has launched production at its fourth assembly plant—a facility in Ningde, China—with capacity to make 240,000 vehicles per year.

Autonomous Vehicles

Shanghai Okays Passengers in Robotic Cars

Shanghai has given three companies permission to carry passengers in their self-driving cars, says the state-run Xinhua News Agency.


Chevy Readies China-Market EV

General Motors Co. plans to introduce an all-electric crossover vehicle based on the Chevrolt Bolt platform later this year in China.


SAIC Begins Construction of Huge Data Center

Shanghai-based SAIC Motor Corp. has begun construction of a large cloud computing and “big-data” center in Zhengzhou, China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency reports.

MG Brand Debuts Pickup Truck in Thailand

SAIC Motor Corp. has launched a pickup truck in Thailand under its British MG brand.


Half of VW's China Sales Will be Electrified by 2035

Half the cars Volkswagen AG sells in China will be electrified by 2035, says CEO Herbert Diess.


SAIC to Assemble MG-Brand Cars in Egypt

China’s SAIC Motor Corp. plans to both import and locally assemble MG-brand cars in Egypt.


SAIC’s Sales Plunge 16% in China

China’s SIAC Motor Corp. reports its retail sales shrank 16% to 480,900 units last month.


U.S. Denies GM Tariff Waiver on Buicks from China

General Motors Co. has been denied an exemption from the Trump administration’s 25% import tariff on Buick Envision small crossover vehicles imported from China.


GM’s Entry-Level Baojun Brand in China Expands Upmarket

General Motors and partners SAIC and Guangxi Automobile are expanding their entry-level Baojun brand in China upmarket with fancier models, a revamped logo and updated dealer showrooms.


VW May Buy Large Stake in Chinese EV Partner

Volkswagen AG is mulling a plan to buy a major stake in Chinese electric-car maker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group, sources tell Bloomberg News.


SAIC Tests Autonomous Shuttle in California

China’s Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corp. is testing an automated, all-electric shuttle bus in Davis, Calif., in conjunction with the University of California-Davis.


SAIC Miffed at VW Comment About JV

SAIC Motor Corp. has taken offense that Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess told reporters that VW might raise its 50% stake in the venture launched by the two carmakers 34 years ago.

GM Names New Chiefs for N. America and Global Production

General Motors Co. has announced replacements for its current heads of North America and worldwide manufacturing, effective April 1.

Report: Stretched Chevy Blazer on Tap for China

General Motors Co. is developing an extended-length version of the Chevrolet Blazer midsize crossover vehicle it plans to debut in China early next year, GM Authority reports.


Report: VW to Launch Jetta Sub-Brand in China

Volkswagen AG plans to launch a Jetta sub-brand in China later this year, according to the country’s Sina social network.

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